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Posted By: Buddy

Hi All, Well what a week its been. We finally moved out of our house last monday. Spent Sunday finishing packing, got to bed about 3.30am, four hours sleep then up again finishing off. We had to be out of the house by 1pm but it was more like 2pm. As Vas and Michael was loading the van I was cleaning the rooms. Vas pulled the van off of the drive and the new owners put theirs on. I was still washing the floors. Vas came in and told me that I had to stop so I left with 2 floor cloths in my hand and yes tears in my eyes. It was'nt that I was unhappy to leave the house or not excited about our new adventure but the fact that as a family, me, Vas and our son Michael, would'nt be living together anymore. I am sure all the mums out there will understand that one. Anyway, we are now settled for a few weeks into Vas's brothers with Michael in his flat. Lots to do, sorting out the shipping etc. We are really excited now and can't wait to start our new lives in Cyprus. Buddy



Posted By: Balconia

Buddy Thanks so much for updating us all about your move. I can fully understand the tears in your eyes as you left - but hey look on the bright side, whilst you might no longer be all living under the same roof, you will probably see more of your son when you move to Cyprus - As he will want to visit mum and dad for some home cooking oh and for the sunshine aswell :lol: Good luck to you all - at least the nightmare of the house sale is behind you now :wink:

Posted By: May Wallace

Hi Buddy, As a mum I fully understand you crying - I cried buckets when mine left me 4 years ago and the last one last year :cry: at least I have a few years yet to get used to them not being here when we make the final move but I will still cry. Best wishes for your final move May

Posted By: Hogarth55

Hi Sue, you are completely natural, my emotions were all over the place as we neared our departure, and on the day, saying goodbye to my son, well, I cried all the way from Dundee to Glasgow, but I'm fine now, and so will you be. All the best, see you in the happy place.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Hi Sue, Nearly there now and looking forward to a new life 8) All the best Cheers Steve

Posted By: Jinty

Hi Buddy,
I remember crying buckets many years ago when my son left the house at 18 year old. :(
I also remember crying even more buckets when, after about 2 years peace and quiet, he frequently fell out with the girl friend and used Mum and Dad's house like a revolving door and kept coming back! :lol:
Believe me, 'this too will pass' :lol:
Cheers,
Jinty

Posted By: Buddy

Only two more sleeps and we will be there. Today has been the hardest day for me, I went and said goodbye to my mum and sister. I still can't stop crying. I new it would be hard but didn't know it would be this hard. I am really excited but also so sad. I just wish that I could take everyone with me. Tomorrows another day and then we will be there to start the next phase of our lives which is exciting. Should have bought shares in Kleenex, lol. Sue

Posted By: Jan

Hi Sue, I am sure that the worst part is over now that you have got the goodbyes out of the way. They will be over to see you when you are settled I am sure. Now look to your new life, be positive and be very happy in your new home in the new year.





Posted By: Elizavet

good luck to Sue and Vas. see you later in the month Elizabeth and Phil

Posted By: Buddy

Thanks Jan & Elizabeth, I feel much better today and now have butterflies which is excitement. Just taken Buddy to the vets for his final bits and health check. Just need to tie up the loose ends and pack. What's the betting I don't sleep tonight, lol. Elizabeth, see you soon. Sue

Posted By: Mike jackson

Hi Sue & Buddy Good luck on your move & don't forget your tears were good tears tinged with the sadness of what you leave behind but with the joy of what is to come enjoy your warm future in Cyprus & am I jealous............... You bet, roll on next month. Mike the saglout

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Sue, All the best to you both!! I'm sure the excitement is tinged with sadness but look forwards to your new life and remember you can always talk on the phone, see them on webcam or have them visit in person! I look forward to the updates when you've settled in and hope to catch up with you in person some time this year :) Good Luck!! Cheers Steve

Posted By: deedeepuss

Well you are probably on your way as I type. I hope all went well at the airport with you wuffer, and hope all goes well with your move. I am sure there will be ups and downs, as there is with every walk of life, but stay positive and think of all that lovely sunshine. Your new adventure has just begun, enjoy it and savour every moment of it, you only get one go in this life so make the most of it. It must have been very hard saying the goodbyes, but if you think of it as now you can say your 'Hellos' when they come over or when you come back to visit, you will have something to look forward to. Reading your post makes me realise how hard it is going to be when we make the move in April, I look forward to reading how happy you will be once you get settled. I wish you all the very best.

Posted By: jo_uk_1799

Hi Just to let you know you are not alone..I am due to pack up and move over in about three weeks and im swinging between blind terror and manic excitement daily. Its good to see that there's a lovely welcome awaiting and plenty of people willing to give help. Best of luck to you Jo

Posted By: contrarymary

Hi Buddy, I cry everytime my son leaves here and we went back to UK for Christmas and I cried when I left him again. Good luck with your move.



Posted By: Buddy

Hi All, Well here we are now all moved over. The airport was very traumatic, saying goodbye to our son was the hardest thing I have ever done. We cried he cried. I cried on and off during the flight as I pictured him. We rang him when we arrived and he was OK, sad but OK. Buddy survived the trip. He was a bit traumatised but so happy to see us when we picked him up. We took him for a 2 hour walk last night so he slept well. When I got up this morning he gave me such a greeting like he had'nt seen me for a week, it was lovely. He is sticking to our sides though which is funny. We did cry again last night in bed and went through the are we doing the right thing, thing. But this morning we got up the sun came out we sat in the garden and gave each other a big smile. So yes it is hard and I'm sure we will have days when we are down but we know this is the best move we could have made. So thanks to all for your good wishes. Good luck to all those moving over soon. Stay strong and you will feel good about everything just like us. Hope we see you all soon. Sue

Posted By: May Wallace

Hi Sue, Well done to you all. I know you will be sad at times but after all you have worked hard for your new life (as we all have) so enjoy your new life and you will see your son again - quite soon I expect . May :wink:

Posted By: Jewels

Hi Sue, Thanks for keeping us updated with your move. I know I am going to be the same as you when we move over with all the crying at the airport, but can't wait for us to begin our new life in Cyprus. All the best to you Sue. Julie

Posted By: deedeepuss

Hi Sue I am really pleased you have arrived safely. I hope Buddy is OK. I keep looking at Lucy and praying she will be OK on the flight, as she is a very mature lady. Good luck with the unpacking! :lol: Take care Dee

Posted By: Buddy

Don't worry Dee, I am sure Lucy will be fine. Buddy is 9 so longer a pup, although he thinks he is, lol. Good luck with the journey. One thing though, if Lucy has tinned meat and you use mixer buscuits bring some with you. I have been to 2 supermarkets and two pet shops today and no luck. If anyone knows where to get them please let me know. Buddy can't eat the complete food as he has to be careful with his tummy due to an op 8 years ago. Thanks. Sue

Posted By: jo_uk_1799

Well done Buddy you made it. Look at t this way..my sister lives in surrey and thats 2 hours from where i am now. Now im 4 /2 hours..its really not so different. the worlds a small place these days. You will have people queing up to visit you ..i know I have . Enjoy!!!

Posted By: Dave & Ness

Best of luck with your new life and thankyou for the updates. I am not looking for the final trip over, i know Essa will spend 4 1/2 hours crying and no doubt the last week before. We know we are doing the right thing but the goodbye's to friends and family will be the hardest thing we have ever done! Not long now, April will soon come around. Regards Dave, Ness, Madison and Finley



Posted By: deedeepuss

Lucy is no spring chicken either. She is 15 years old and has had 2 strokes since June! Which worries me. She is a brilliant traveller in the car, and is a very laid back doggy, but you still worry. The vet has said there is no link with (Vestibular syndrome) the stroke and flying. However an increased heart rate could bring one on, so she needs to be kept calm. She is quite deaf (selective hearing at times), so the plane should not sound as loud to her as it does to us. We are guided by our vet, no one knows what will happen, but hopefully she will still be around to come out with us and have a happy life in the sun. I think the warm weather will do her arithritis good! Lucy used to have the complete dried food, but after her last stroke we managed to get her to eat tinned food, to get her appetite back, so now she has a mixture. Her teeth aren't up to much either :lol: . Do you want me to bring you a supply of doggy biscuits over in April Sue?

Posted By: Buddy

Hi Dee, I can understand your worry with Lucy but I am sure she will be fine. We did manage to watch Buddy being put onto the plane and the guy putting him on stayed with him the whole time and talked to him. You can get some natural calming drops from the vets. You have to give them a week before and a week after. We were too late to do this but your vet should be able to help you out with that. The only thing I would advise is that you get your luggage and get round to the cargo area quickly as they are just left sitting in their box in this big wharehouse. Bud was so pleased to see us and started crying so I stayed with him while Vas sorted his passport etc. Dog mixer buscuits would be great if you can manage it. I am still looking so shall let you know if I find any. Sue

Posted By: Hogarth55

Welcome Home Sue, you did it! I know how hard it is leaving your son behind, and family, but as time goes on, you slowly start to realise that rhey have their own lives too! we talk to our son everyday on the web-cam, as he is running our business back home, so is forever got questions, to-day I was narking him about wearing the proper atire to work, and having a shave, what did I get? 'mother, I'm 33 years old, I'll do things my own way' that says it all really, I wasn't half shot down in flames lol.I find it hard to let go, I still want to look after him, and i gues you are similar, but we have to let go, and this is our time now, they will have there's when we are pushing up the daisy's. Enjoy your new life, you have done your share.

Posted By: Buddy

Thanks Pam, We have been talking to our son everyday and today I told him to go and buy a webcam with the money we left so hopefully soon we will see him as well. He's doing OK which I thought he would but you always think they need you more than they actually do. He says he is coming over in the summer so I know we will see a lot of him. When is your place opening? Really looking forward to meeting you. Sue

Posted By: Hogarth55

Hi Sue, I'm sure you will see plentyof your son too, and to be honest, the web-cam is great, and next best thing to being in the same room. We look forward to meeting you too, how are things going? bet your doing a lot of running around, and the days will be flying in. I can't say too much about our new place, as it would be advertising, but word will get round!Are you doing a diary? it's very theraputic.


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